Funny / Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

  • In one episode a series of unfortunate events turns Gomer's simple errand into an impromptu world-tour. He calls Sgt. Carter from the airport in Paris:
    Gomer: (on the phone) "That's silly, Sergeant. How could I get you arrested for murder?" (beat) "Oh."
  • Sgt. Carter's nightmare in the episode where he sends Pyle to paratrooper school, only to learn that Gomer named him beneficiary for his life-insurance policy; "Ten thousand dollars!"
    • In the same episode, watching Pyle's first jump:
    Carter: "That's Pyle alright; he's trying to fly."
  • In one episode, Sgt. Carter tried to get Gomer out of the military when it looks like his hitch is about up. So he helps him out - he finds him a good job, sets him up with a nice lady, and generally does everything possible to ensure him a comfortable post-military life. But Gomer re-enlists. His reasoning? Sgt. Carter was being so nice, he had to repay the favor and help him some more.
  • In the very first episode, Gomer Overcomes the Obstacle Course, Gomer enters a tiny culvert headfirst and, somehow, emerges feet-first. Sgt. Carter's reaction sells it.
  • Sgt. Carter's reaction to finding that Gomer has stashed a girl in his (Carter's) locker (long story). It begins with one of the most incredible double takes you'll ever see and builds from there.
    Carter: "Why? Just one thing: why?"
  • This exchange:
    Gomer: "I guess you made me everything I am!"
    Carter: "Yeah..."
  • One episode has Sgt. Carter's Marines participating in amphibious war games with the Navy. Gomer manages to sink three rafts before they even leave the ship.